Photos: NHL's back on the ice … where it belongs

 

Images of action around the National Hockey League on Saturday, the first day of the 2012-2013 season.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Dallas Stars left wing Ray Whitney laughs as he warms up before the Stars&#8217; NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Dallas.</div>
 

Dallas Stars left wing Ray Whitney laughs as he warms up before the Stars’ NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Dallas.

Photograph by: LM Otero, AP

 
<div id="page1">Dallas Stars left wing Ray Whitney laughs as he warms up before the Stars&#8217; NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Dallas.</div>
Carl Gunnarsson of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Rene Bourque of the Montreal Canadiens shove each other during their NHL game at the Bell Centre on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 in Montreal.
New Jersey Devils Mark Fayne, goalie Martin Brodeur and Andy Greene guard against New York Islanders centre John Tavares in the second period of their NHL game on Saturday Jan. 19, 2013 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.
Players from the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens pile up around Canadiens goaltender Carey Price during second period NHL action in Montreal on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Montreal Canadiens&#8217; David Desharnais (51) slides in on Toronto Maple Leafs&#8217; goaltender Ben Scrivens and Leafs&#8217; Dion Phaneuf (3) during second period NHL action in Montreal on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Alex Galchenyuk of the Montreal Canadiens body checks Michael Kostka of the Toronto Maple Leafs during their NHL game at the Bell Centre on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 in Montreal.
Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, of Russia (30) watches as Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) tries to control the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan.19, 2013, in Philadelphia.
Boston Bruins&#8217; Milan Lucic celebrates his goal with teammates David Krejci and Johnny Boychuk during the first period of their NHL game against the New York Rangers in Boston on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Washington Capitals defenceman Mike Green (left) works against Tampa Bay Lightning centre Steven Stamkos during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla.
Florida Panthers centre Jonathan Huberdeau, bottom, and Carolina Hurricanes centre Jordan Staal battle for the puck during the first period of their NHL game on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Sunrise, Fla.
David Desharnais of the Montreal Canadiens and Dion Phaneuf of the Toronto Maple Leafs watch the loose puck in front of goalie Ben Scrivens during their NHL game at the Bell Centre on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 in Montreal.
Montreal Canadiens&#8217; Brandon Prust fights with Toronto Maple Leafs&#8217; Mike Brown during first period NHL action in Montreal on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur drives the puck away from New York Islanders&#8217; Matt Moulson in the second period of their NHL game on Saturday Jan., 19, 2013 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.
David Desharnais of the Montreal Canadiens watches the puck bounce off the post behind goalie Ben Scrivens of the Toronto Maple Leafs during their NHL game at the Bell Centre on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 in Montreal.
Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien looks on from the bench with players Alex Galchenyuk (27), Brian Gionta (21) Brandon Prust (8) and Travis Moen (left to right) during second period NHL hockey action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Montreal on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis (26) scores a goal on Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the second period of an NHL game Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla.
New York Rangers&#8217; Derek Stepan skates for the rebound off Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask during the first period of their NHL game in Boston on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates signals from the bench during the first period of the Capitals&#8217; NHL game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla.
Toronto Maple Leafs&#8217; Tyler Bozak, left, celebrates with teammate Michael Kostka (53) and Dion Phaneuf after scoring against the Montreal Canadiens during second period NHL action in Montreal on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Ottawa Senators' Chris Neil (25), Colin Greening (14), and Erik Karlsson (65) celebrate Neil's goal against Winnipeg Jets' goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) and Ron Hainsey (6) during second period NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, January 19, 2013.
The Los Angeles Kings watch as the Stanley Cup championship banner is raised before the Kings' NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Los Angeles, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Montreal Canadiens' fan Will Thrall, left, and Toronto Maple Leafs' fan Jonny Wright cheer on their teams outside the Bell Centre in Montreal Saturday, January 19, 2013 ahead of the Canadiens' NHL home opener against the Leafs.
Montreal Canadiens' fans and a Toronto Maple Leafs' fan cheer on their teams outside the Bell Centre in Montreal Saturday, January 19, 2013 ahead of the Canadiens' NHL home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Los Angeles Kings' Dustin Brown, left, extends his stick to slow Chicago Blackhawks' Sheldon Brookbank, right, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Fans watch as Philadelphia Flyers' Luke Schenn (22) warms up an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday, Jan.19, 2013, in Philadelphia.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 19:  Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings carries the Stanley Cup during a ceremony before the NHL season opening game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Staples Center on January 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Los Angeles Kings fans cheer as they take pictures of the Stanley Cup outside the Staples Center before an NHL hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Chicago Blackhawks in Los Angeles, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Marcel Lemire and Sue Nazarewich thank Winnipeg Jets owner Mark Chipman prior to NHL action between the Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg on Saturday, January 19, 2013.
Tyler Macfarlane, Cody Laschyn and Norman Lavallee celebrate prior to NHL action between the Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg on Saturday, January 19, 2013.
Winnipeg Jets fans prick up merchandise including a Dustin Byfuglien (33) bobblehead prior to NHL action between the Winnipeg Jets and Ottawa Senators in Winnipeg on Saturday, January 19, 2013.
Winnipeg Jet fans celebrate with Peter Puck prior to NHL action between the Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg on Saturday, January 19, 2013.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 19:  Mike Bolt and Phil Pritchard of the Hockey Hall of Fame escort the Stanley Cup through the stands to the ice before the NHL season  opening game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on January 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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